Chris Evans considers this flop one of his best works

This science fiction film with Chris Evans was a failure, but he considers it one of his best works.

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Chris Evans is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood and, in large part, this is due to the years he played Captain America for Marvel. Of course, from the moment he first brought Steve Rogers to life on the big screen, it brought him a lot of money and fame, but the actor has also done other types of projects, far less profitable films. His favorite is a science fiction film that few have seen, but no less beautiful than certain Marvel blockbusters.

“About 10 people have seen it,” says Chris Evans of his sci-fi film with Cillian Murphy

Evans said his favorite film in his entire filmography is a science fiction film that "about ten people have seen." The actor, at the time of the fame obtained thanks to the Marvel characters (he was also the Human Torch in the Fantastic 4), complained that "no one will see my good films", without specifying which ones he was referring to, except for Sunshine, the science fiction film directed by Danny Boyle in 2007, in which Chris Evans was part of a stellar cast that also included Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Hiroyuki Sanada and Benedict Wong, among others.

Evans did not hesitate to confess that, at the time, it was the work he felt most satisfied with (who knows if he still thinks so), but he also expressed his disappointment at the commercial failure he suffered: 

“About ten people have a view. Nobody goes to see my best films. Everyone goes to see Fantastic Four but no one sees Sunshine. I would have a different career if people had seen it. I love that movie. I love Danny Boyle, the experience I had, and that cast, it's one of those films that I love in every way."

The truth is that more than 10 people have seen it, but not enough to prevent it from being one of the biggest failures of the year. Ultimately, it's true that its $40 million budget doesn't seem like much, but things get complicated when we remember that its worldwide revenue barely amounted to $32 million. Chris Evans would have a little better luck at the box office years later with another sci-fi film, director Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, the main reason he made it, despite him not understanding the script much. Now we are sure it is also among his favorite works of all time.

Source: Screenrant